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Logger Injured Bringing Down Tree

Tue., Jan. 20, 1998

A logger was injured Monday morning while working north of Kingston, Idaho.

Robert Newman, 48, was felling a tree when its top caught on branches, according to the Shoshone County Sheriff’s Department. The bottom of the tree kicked out and hit Newman, pinning him to the ground until other workers could free him.

Newman was carried to a nearby logging road, then transported in a truck to a waiting ambulance. After stopping at Shoshone Medical Center, he was sent on to Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d’Alene.

A nursing supervisor said Newman was in good condition late Monday.

Newman is from the Coeur d’Alene area, according to the sheriff’s report. The accident occurred near Dead Man Road, about two miles from the Coeur d’Alene River Road.

, DataTimes

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